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Quebec Maritime Excursion

Price: $42.00
Tour operates from May to October.
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This 90 minute cruise on the St. Laurence River will give you a different perspective of the city as you discover the history of Quebec City, the river and the surroundings.

Setting out from the Chouinard Pier, in the shadow of the Chateau Frontenac, you will motor along the river while your costumed guide points out sites of interest. You will pass Baie de Beauport, popular for canoeing, kayaking, and when the wind is right, sailing, kite surfing, and sailboarding.

You will continue along the river to Montmorency Falls Park where you will see its namesake, the 275 foot tall falls created where the Montmorency River drops over the cliff into the Saint Lawrence River below.

Your cruise will then turn and follow the other bank of the river passing the western end of le d'Orlans, a pastoral island which was one of the first areas to be colonized and is considered the birthplace of francophones in North America.

Next you will pass along the banks of Levis, located across the river from Quebec City. Archeological sites in this area reveal evidence of human occupation (First Nations) for about 10,000 years. In the 1700s, the British laid siege to the city from hills on the Levis side eventually taking the city during the Seven Year War. Today, it is a residential area where 97% of the residents speak French as their mother tongue.

Your cruise then comes full circle, bringing you back to the pier where you began, near Place Royale in the Lower Town,

Your boat is a three-deck 1930s ferry which was turned into an excursion vessel and refurbished in 2011. It can carry 1,000 passengers, and has bilingual guides, full dining facilities, a bar, restrooms and several outside decks.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 10 minute walk from the cruise terminal, taxi ride (not included) from further piers (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A light jacket and scarf or hat may be appreciated on the water if you plan to be on the open deck.
Guests must be able to walk over paved and cobblestone surfaces to reach the boat. Guests must be able to climb steps with a railing to access the upper decks of the boat.
5 Stars5Based On 3 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsRiver CruiseOctober 21, 2018

Reviewer: Dianne Ruggeri
The Saint Lawrence River Cruise was great. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options. The narrated information was very interesting and the cruise was a relaxing way to be entertained and learn about the local architecture and iconic landmarks. Very enjoyable.

5 StarsRelaxing and beautifulSeptember 20, 2018

Reviewer: Iddy Andrews
We highly recommend this excursion. It is on a big boat with food and drink available. You get to see Quebec from the St. Lawrence River, and it actually gives you a great view of Montmerency Falls.

5 StarsGreat Excusion with alot of narration!October 10, 2017

Reviewer: Stephanie Goertz
Although we just got off a cruise ship to go on a tour on a boat it was well worth it. Our cruise was very late coming into port due to it being Whale season and I called to inform the excursion group and they were very accommodating. The excursion itself was very resourceful and interesting. Beautiful scenery!!! It was great and would recommend it.

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